Oil on canvas
81 х 77
State Russian Museum
Пост. в 1980, дар Р. М. Верейской, вдовы художника, Ленинград
Georgy Vereisky creates a striking composition based on the bright contrast between the white snow and the carmine trunks of the old park trees against the blue winter sky.
Vereisky, Georgy Semyonovich (1886, Proskurov, Podolsk Gubernia — 1962, Leningrad)
Graphic artist, painter, teacher. Studied at Egor Schreider’s studio in Kharkov (1895–1904); Faculty of Law, Kharkov university; Faculty of Law, St. Petersburg university (graduated in 1912) and under Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Boris Kustodiev and Evgeny Lanceray at the New Art Studio in St. Petersburg (1913–1916). Taught at the Higher Art and Technical Studios/Institute (1921–1923). Curator of engraving at the State Hermitage (1918–1930). Full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1949). People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1962). Winner of the Stalin Prize (1946).